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6th Jul '16 2:07:49 PM MsChibi
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* SmallReferencePools: People [[WriteWhatYouKnow write what they know]].
4th Jul '16 8:44:53 PM Josef5678
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* PrankCall: Although caller ID makes this more difficult, it ''is'' possible to circumvent this by using a caller-ID blocking button sequence on the phone (which will make it show up as, depending on the phone company) "Unavailable," "Restricted," "Unknown," or "Private Number"), making it harder to know the identity of the caller. They can also be achieved by calling from cell phones, and especially anonymous {{VoIP}} numbers, which don't show names on caller ID unless ''you'' have that person in your contacts. Furthermore, sometimes the identity of the caller ''is'' known, and the callee plays along, such as if it's AllPartOfTheShow. So, they are still doable, even as TechnologyMarchesOn.

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* PrankCall: Although caller ID makes this more difficult, it ''is'' possible to circumvent this by using a caller-ID blocking button sequence on the phone (which will make it show up as, depending on the phone company) "Unavailable," "Restricted," "Unknown," or "Private Number"), making it harder to know the identity of the caller. They can also be achieved by calling from cell phones, and especially anonymous {{VoIP}} [=VoIP=] numbers, which don't show names on caller ID unless ''you'' have that person in your contacts. Furthermore, sometimes the identity of the caller ''is'' known, and the callee plays along, such as if it's AllPartOfTheShow. So, they are still doable, even as TechnologyMarchesOn.
4th Jul '16 8:07:36 PM MsChibi
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* PrankCall: Although caller ID makes this more difficult, it ''is'' possible to circumvent this by using a caller-ID blocking button sequence on the phone (which will make it show up as, depending on the phone company) "Unavailable," "Restricted," "Unknown," or "Private Number"), making it harder to know the identity of the caller. They can also be achieved by calling from cell phones, and especially anonymous {{VoIP}} numbers, which don't show names on caller ID unless ''you'' have that person in your contacts. Furthermore, sometimes the identity of the caller ''is'' known, and the callee plays along, such as if it's AllPartOfTheShow. So, they are still doable, even as TechnologyMarchesOn.
27th Jun '16 6:33:23 PM MsChibi
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* ADayInHerApron: Almost every DomCom features this (or some variation of it) at some point.
15th Jun '16 9:42:18 AM fearlessnikki
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* NonSingingVoice: Happens less and less in live action, mostly due to TheMusical not being as widespread as it used to be. Movie musicals tend to cast actors who can at least carry a tune, write the score around their range and give them some song and dance training to prepare. It does still pop up in animation - ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' and ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' still make use of it - mostly in stuff that relies on {{Celebrity Voice Actor}}s. But since most professional voice actors can usually also sing[[note]]And most aspiring voice actors are advised to also learn how to sing[[/note]], it's not as common as it used to be.
26th Apr '16 9:21:44 PM Josef5678
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* MaleGaze: This trope just doesn't want to die and is still found in every medium, despite being lampshaded since the seventies when [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaze#The_.22male_gaze.22_in_feminist_theory Laura Mulvey brought it to light]], even spawning [[MyEyesAreUpHere it's own trope]]. On the plus side, FemaleGaze is also becoming more common.

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* MaleGaze: This trope just doesn't want to die and is still found in every medium, despite being lampshaded since the seventies when [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaze#The_.22male_gaze.22_in_feminist_theory Laura Mulvey brought it to light]], even spawning [[MyEyesAreUpHere it's its own trope]]. On the plus side, FemaleGaze is also becoming more common.
26th Apr '16 8:46:10 PM misandoc
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* MaleGaze: Feminists have criticized this trope since [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaze#The_.22male_gaze.22_in_feminist_theory Laura Mulvey brought it to light in 1975]]. It's been [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] enough that [[MyEyesAreUpHere a trope in itself]] came out of it. Regardless, it's one of TheOldestOnesInTheBook, having been an important part of human culture [[OlderThanDirt since paleolithic times]]. So it's as prevalent as it's always been, and is found in every medium. (On the mild plus side, FemaleGaze is also becoming more common, so at least it somewhat balances out.)

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* MaleGaze: Feminists have criticized this This trope just doesn't want to die and is still found in every medium, despite being lampshaded since the seventies when [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaze#The_.22male_gaze.22_in_feminist_theory Laura Mulvey brought it to light in 1975]]. It's been [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] enough that light]], even spawning [[MyEyesAreUpHere a trope in itself]] came out of it. Regardless, it's one of TheOldestOnesInTheBook, having been an important part of human culture [[OlderThanDirt since paleolithic times]]. So it's as prevalent as it's always been, and is found in every medium. (On own trope]]. On the mild plus side, FemaleGaze is also becoming more common, so at least it somewhat balances out.)common.
24th Apr '16 11:10:02 AM ferg
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* MaleGaze: Feminists have criticized this trope since [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaze#The_.22male_gaze.22_in_feminist_theory Laura Mulvey brought it to light in 1975]], and nobody else is denying its existence. It's been [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] enough that [[MyEyesAreUpHere a trope in itself]] came out of it. Regardless, it's one of TheOldestOnesInTheBook, having been an important part of human culture [[OlderThanDirt since paleolithic times]]. So it's as prevalent as it's always been, and is found in every medium. (On the mild plus side, FemaleGaze is also becoming more common, so at least it somewhat balances out.)

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* MaleGaze: Feminists have criticized this trope since [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaze#The_.22male_gaze.22_in_feminist_theory Laura Mulvey brought it to light in 1975]], and nobody else is denying its existence.1975]]. It's been [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] enough that [[MyEyesAreUpHere a trope in itself]] came out of it. Regardless, it's one of TheOldestOnesInTheBook, having been an important part of human culture [[OlderThanDirt since paleolithic times]]. So it's as prevalent as it's always been, and is found in every medium. (On the mild plus side, FemaleGaze is also becoming more common, so at least it somewhat balances out.)
2nd Apr '16 3:53:00 AM Ramidel
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* HaremGenre: This genre is in a particularly sweet spot for this. It's seen as an easy genre to be successful in: It's extremely [[StrictlyFormula formulaic]], can be [[RecycledInSpace applied to any other theme you want]], and can be stuffed to the gills with gratuitous {{fanservice}} to keep the audience coming. Yet because of these traits, it's also a ripe target for parody, deconstruction, and it's also been [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] on a number of occasions, where the tropes and trappings of the genre are used to tell another kind of story entirely.
25th Mar '16 2:45:03 PM Josef5678
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* ForeignWrestlingHeel: Due to audiences not generally finding the fact that a wrestler is a foreigner to be enough of a reason to view them as a villain, most audiences find this type of character very difficult to take seriously when played completely straight. Modern depictions of this character type will either be a parody, or at least be a villain that happens to be foreign, as opposed to a villain ''because'' they're foreign and just hate America. Another reason for this trope's decline is becaus, for the most part, the modern wrestling world tends to focus on what a wrestler can do, with things like where they come from and what they look like as only a footnote. {{Wrestling/WWE}} is about the only major company in the world that still plays this trope completely straight, even in the 2010's, and even their use of it comes with a dose of GrandfatherClause.
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